CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Mini Bundle

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting  my lovely friend Tina, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are CASE-ing our favourite bundle from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue. My stand out favourite from this catalogue has to be the Merriest Moments Bundle. It has everything you need to create beautiful cards with the Merriest Moments stamp set and coordinating Merriest Frames Dies and the fabulous Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder. So many options to mix and match and the stamp set has lovely sentiments in a great mix of fonts.  

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 I have selected the sample project above from page 43 of the Mini Catalogue for my inspiration. I like the layout and the background stamping but the colours don't really do anything for me. I have recently seen gorgeous pink potted Poinsettia plants at my local hardware store, so I decided to go for a brighter colour combo.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a piece of Basic White card stock and stamped the ferny branches in Just Jade ink, based on where I thought I would place the Poinsettia flowers and added the dots in Polished Pink. I thought it looked a bit plain, so I ran it through with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture and interest. I added the panel to a Pool Party card base.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I stamped the greeting from Merriest Moments stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink onto a strip of Pool Party and adhered it to a strip of Polished Pink leaving a wide border and added it to the card base. The Poinsettia flowers were stamped in Polished Pink ink and cropped with the coordinating die and offset. I added the centre piece in Silver Foil to lift it and finished with a large rhinestone in the centre. I decided to go with only 2 Poinsettia flowers, breaking the rule of threes, as I thought it looked nicer.  Some holly leaves and foliage were stamped in Just Jade ink and positioned around the flowers.  I finished with a trio of rhinestones. 

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Merriest Moments
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Polished Pink, Silver Foil
 Ink Polished Pink, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools    Merriest Frames Dies, Brick & Mortar 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of your favourite bundle from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Colours of Blackberry Beauty

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the colours in the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper

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Although this was intended more as an autumnal colour palette, I decided to take some of the designs from the paper and create a simple Christmas card. Given the state of the postal system, I'll be sending my cards early this year, so there isn't too much time left to get them made. Beautiful papers and a big bold greeting are the classic elements of a quick and easy card that still has a 'wow' for the recipient.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a thick Basic White card base and added 2 panels of the rich berry tone designer paper. The one on the left has the gold foil leaf design and the one on the right has a small holly print. The designs were separated with a narrow band of Gold Foil. As these colours are so rich and bold, I've kept the layout very simple.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The large greeting from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set was heat embossed in gold  and I used the retired 2 1/2" Circle Punch to crop it, as it provided a little extra space around the text. It is popped up on the Gold Foil circle that was cropped with the Layering Circle Dies. I die cut one of the large layers from the Christmas Pinecone Dies in the brushed gold metallic paper and snipped out some of the pine branches to put under my greeting for extra dimension. I finished with a trio of Metallic Pearls.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Rich Razzleberry mat for the writing panel with a strip of the gold foiled design a the base. I finished with a couple of the brushed gold pine branches tucked into right corner.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Greetings
Card stock & Papers Basic White,  Rich Razzleberry, Gold Foil, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Paper, Blackberry Beauty DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Christmas Pinecone Dies, Layering Cirlces Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, 2 1/2" Circle Punch (retired), Gold EP, Heat Tool

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of the colours of the Blackberry Beauty DSP. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Blessings of Home

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Rachel, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from an embossing project. It could be dry embossing with embossing folders or masks or heat embossing with its gorgeous shiny, raised finish. 

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I've chosen a project using dry embossing, as I think it is the quickest and easiest way to add texture and interest to a card. Stampin' Up! have a huge range of embossing folders for all different styles of cards. This is a really classic layout, with lots of white space and the lovely texture of the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This weekend we had the annual Stampin' Up! OnStage event, although it was online rather than in person. One of the perks was having the opportunity to access the Blessings of Home Bundle from the upcoming 2022 January - June Mini Catalogue. This is comprised of the Blessings of Home stamp set and coordinating Flowers of Home Dies, together with the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper.  If you like colouring (in any medium), then you will love the pretty floral images in this set.

I started with a thick Basic White card base and then cut another piece of Basic White slightly smaller and embossed the right side with the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder. This is a pack of 2 designs that are narrower than the standard, but the perfect size for this layout. I added a strip of the Fresh Freesia floral design from the Heart and Home DSP to the left before wrapping some Linen Thread around the panel and finishing with a double bow at the top.

Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stamped the large floral image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers.  There is a coordinating die in the Flowers of Home Dies set to crop the image. I stamped the large flower again, coloured  and fussy cut it to pop up on the large image. The floral image was popped up on the embossed panel. The greeting from the Blessings of Home stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight and I added a narrow border of the card stock at the bottom to give it a bit more definition. I finished with a trio of  Fresh Freesia jewels on the small embossed butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped and coloured part of the smaller floral image from the Blessings of Home stamp set and added a narrow strip of the Fresh Freesia designer paper on the right.

Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This photo shows the lovely embossed design from the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder.

 

Project Details
Stamps Blessings of Home
Card stock & Papers Basic White,  Misty Moonlight, Heart & Home DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Misty Moonlight
Accessories Linen Thread, 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Flowers of Home Dies, Meadow Moments EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Just Jade)

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of an embossing project from any of the current catalogues. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to my friend Tina to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sweet Little Stockings

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Sandra, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are CASE-ing an animal card.  

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration, using the Picture This Dies. I've been wanting to try them out, so this is the perfect opportunity.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings & Picture This Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I haven't strayed too far from the concept of the inspiration project as this die is perfect to use with cute critters! I started with a Pool Party card base and dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. A piece of the Pool Party checked design from the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper was adhered to a piece of Basic White and run through with the circles die from the Picture This Dies. I love the stitched edging that adds extra interest. I popped up the panel using Adhesive Foam Strips to provide lots of dimension.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings & Picture This Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I stamped the dog and cat in Early Espresso ink and coloured them with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and fussy cut them on the line. As the cat is a little smaller, I stamped and coloured the present for him to peek over with the bow cut from the top and popped up in the middle. I added some retired Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the Santa hat and popped it up on the dog.  The greeting from Sweet Little Stockings stamp set was stamped in Real Red ink and then cut into pieces and arranged in the largest circle. I adhered the small circles of fairy lights flat onto the card base. I originally started out with the fairy lights design for the background, but it was a bit too busy, but it meant I had the circles cut ready to go. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings & Picture This Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Little Stockings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Sweet Stockings DSP
 Ink Real Red, Early Espresso, Mememto Tuxedo Black
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Picture This Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Adhesive Foam Strips, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (retired)

 

We would love to see your CASE of an animal card this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click onA the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Christmas Season Fave Project

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite project from the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue.CTC342_SU_SampleI've looked at the sample project (above) using the Christmas Season Bundle many times, with the Balmy Blue card base and alternative colours for the Christmas foliage always drawing my eye. I love non-traditional colours for Christmas and the striped background does add that 'candy cane' feel.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I didn't stray from the layout, changing the card to Basic White with a layer of Mint Macaron as the mask is a tad too small for a standard metric card base. I've used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with the striped mask from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks to create a lovely sparkly background. I kept the foliage colours the same apart from Just Jade for the rounded leaves instead of Soft Succulent, to provide more contrast with the background. The other colours are Blushing Bride, Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This close up photo shows the lovely sparkle from the Shimmery Embossing Paste. It is such a wow from a simple technique. Most of the foliage are 2-step stamps, with a base and then a highlight image. For the base image,  stamp off first to get the lighter colour and then stamp the highlight image in full strength. Such a great way to make your ink colours go further. I've used the greeting from the Christmas to Remember stamp set and popped it up over the top of the foliage pieces. I added the gold bow at the top and the retired 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots at the base to finish.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Season, Christmas to Remember
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Mint Macaron
 Ink Misty Moonlight,  Just Jade, Blushing Bride, Cinnamon Cider
Accessories 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots (retired), Forever Greenery Trim Combo (retired), Blushing Bride 3/8" Metallic Ribbon
Tools    Seasonal Labels Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Shimmery Embossing Paste, Adorning Designs Decorative Masks

 

We would love to see your CASE of your favourite project from the July - December Mini Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Rachel to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Painted Christmas

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Michelle, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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 This week we are taking inspiration from the Painted Christmas section (pages 16-23) of the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue.

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I've chosen the 3D treat bag above for my inspiration, as I like the layout and the ombre background.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

After measuring the Ombre Gift Bags, I decided to use the Soft Succulent version as the background for my card. It would cover the entire card front, but I decided to leave a border to show the Misty Moonlight card base. It is quite thin, so I adhered it to a piece of Basic White before layering onto the card base. Next comes a piece of my favourite design from the Tidings of Christmas DSP. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the medium sized label from the Seasonal Labels Dies and the Cherry Cobbler striped design from the Tidings of Christmas DSP to create a contrast to the Evening Evergreen design. I found the label a little too large so I popped it back in the die and cropped a bit off one end. As the edges are straight, this is super easy to do. I used the large detailed die from the Christmas Pinecone Dies to create the foliage with Just Jade card stock. I tried Evening Evergreen, but it was too dark and Just Jade works well with Soft Succulent. I've stamped the stocking from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set in Misty Moonlight and popped it up on the label.  The greeting  also from the same stamp set, has been stamped in Shaded Spruce, which I also used for the holly on the side of the stocking. I finished with a trio of stars cropped from the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper with the Stitched Stars dies.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have an Soft Succulent mat and a strip of the Evening Evergreen designer paper down the right hand side. At the bottom is a stamped Cherry Cobbler stocking with the Shaded Spruce holly trim.

 

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade Soft Succulent, Tidings of Christmas DSP, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Ombre Gift Bags
 Ink Misty Moonlight,  Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce
Accessories  
Tools    Seasonal Labels Dies, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals.

 

We would love to see your CASE from the Painted Christmas  section of the Mini Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Rebecca, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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 This week we have a sketch challenge based on the red and white card in the pic above, from page 34 of the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue. CTC338_SketchIt is easier to see the main elements of the sketch in the diagram above. It is super flexible with the circle being any shape of your choice.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've created a background with the Heartwarming Hugs designer paper on a Real Red card base. I took a little license and made the band at the bottom wider so that the stripes would balance out the Old Olive polka dot. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I found a stitched circle in my bag of die cut shapes, so I popped that over the zigzag of Real Red Sheer ribbon. The stocking was fussy cut from the Sweet Stockings Designer Paper and I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the sweet little pup that is popped up at the top. The stocking was a little larger than I wanted, so I cut it at the band and then overlapped it onto the bottom and popped it all up on the circle. The Santa hat has some sparkle from the (retired) Dazzling Diamonds glitter I added to the trim and pompom. I added the die cut holly from the Christmas Trimmings Dies on the side and finished with a few Gilded Gems. The greeting from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set was stamped in Real Red and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle die and popped up at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have an Old Olive mat and I've created the same effect with the stripes at the top and bottom with the white writing panel in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Little Stockings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Old Olive, Heartwarming Hugs DSP
 Ink Soft Suede, Real Red
Accessories Real Red Sheer Ribbon, Gilded Gems, Dazzling Diamonds (retired)
Tools    Stitched Shapes Dies (retired), Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends

 

We would love to see your CASE using the sketch this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to  Julia to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Stepping Up Mini Catty Project

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It is lovely to be back for another week of CASE-ing the Catty after an eventful couple of weeks.  Sadly, my lovely mother-in-law Betty passed away;  it hardly seems any time at all since we celebrated her 95th birthday with a lovely party of her friends. Life can take unexpected turns very quickly, so it is a reminder to make every day count! Now onto happier things.

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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 This week we are  stepping up a project from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue.

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I've chosen the card above using the Merriest Moments Bundle for my inspiration.  It is a fabulous bundle of products, with so many creative options.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle Shaker Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've had in mind for a while, to create a shaker card with this bundle of products. As we are stepping it up this week, it seemed the perfect opportunity. On my Basic White card base, I added a layer of Silver Foil and then the Fresh Freesia layer, that was was embossed with the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder. This wasn't totally necessary for the project, but I wanted the sweet little stars in the background.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle Christmas Shaker Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
To create the shaker element, I die cut the detailed outline from Basic White card stock and then used the included stitched label to die cut the centre from the piece. Next up the die cut frame was popped into the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder to create the fabulous detail you can see in the frame. The greeting from the Merriest Moments stamp set was heat embossed in white on a piece of Window Sheet and adhered behind the frame and the shaker element was created in the usual way. I added the Subtle Shimmer Sequins, which work well with the white and silver theme. The finished frame was adhered over the Fresh Freesia embossed layer.

For the embellishment, I heat embossed the larger Poinsettia flower from the Merriest Moments stamp set in silver and used the coordinating die to crop it. I added some foliage elements using the Christmas Trimmings Dies in 2 colours of silver foil. The darker one has a pinky tone that works well with Fresh Freesia.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle Christmas Shaker Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Merriest Moments
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Silver Foil Specialty Pack, Window Sheet
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Subtle Shimmer Sequins
Tools    Merriest Frames Dies, Merriest Frames Hybrid EF, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Silver EP, Heat Gun, Foam Adhesive Strips

 

We would love to see your CASE of a stepped up project from 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to my lovely friend Tina to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Annual Catty 3D Project

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Rachel, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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 This week we are  CASE-ing a 3D project from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue.

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I've chosen the sweet project above for my inspiration, using the Fresh Freesia Ombre Gift Bag.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided to create a card from the 3D inspiration project. I started with a panel of Basic White and used a Blending Brush to add Pool Party ink to create the ombre look before dry embossing with the checked design from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder pack. I added a strip of the fun striped design from the fabulous Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Pack. It is a pack of 48 sheets of 12 x 12 patterned paper that you can choose with your Stampin' Rewards. For the tag, I have cut a Basic White strip with the die from the Ornate Layers Dies, cutting twice to shorten it to the desired size before stamping the birthday greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Basic Gray ink.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I die cut the pieces for the pansy using the Pansy Dies, with the back petals and centre in Polished Pink, the leaves and stem in Granny Apple Green, the. The face and bud was cut from Basic White and I used a Blending Brush to add Polished Pink and So Saffron ink. I also added Polished Pink ink around the edge of the back petals to add depth and Granny Apple Green around the leaves. I assembled the pansy, popping up the back petals behind the face and popping it up on the tag. The bud and leaves were slipped underneath and adhered flat. I tossed up whether to add a bow in the top left corner, but decided I liked the clean look and added lots of bling instead, lol.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Pansy Patch
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Bumblebee, Pattern Party DSP
 Ink Basic Gray, Pool Party, Polished Pink, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Pansy Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Checks & Dots 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Blending Brushes

 

We would love to see your CASE of a 3D project from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Peta & Marvi to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD or $180 order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). This week we are  taking inspiration from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite on pages 8-15 of the Mini Catalogue.

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I've chosen the card above from page 12 of the July-December Mini Catalogue for my inspiration. I'm really into clean and simple cards at the moment, so this layout appealed to me for it's simplicity and flexibility.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided to pull out some of last year's favourite products, that carried forward to the current catalogues, for my card. I started with a card-sized panel of thick Basic White and dry embossed it with the polka dots from the Checks & Dots 3D Embossing Folder pack. This is a narrow embossing folder, but it is very easy to line up the dots to cover the whole piece. I then added a piece of the lovely red and green striped design from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper pack and a narrow band of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper at the top.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I created my Poinsettia flower using Red Velvet Paper and the Poinsettia Dies. I like to use a sponge dauber and Real Red ink to cover the white core of the paper and add a little extra depth to the edges, before putting the layers together. I finished the flower with a trio of gold Metallic Pearls. The greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set was heat embossed in white on Real Red card stock and I decided to add the greeting at the bottom of the striped panel.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel and I added a piece of the striped designer paper at the base and a narrow band of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, Red Velvet Paper
 Ink Versamark, Real Red
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Poinsettia Dies, Checks & Dots 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat Gun, Sponge Dauber

 

I created another card with this layout, using the Snowflakes Wishes stamp set and So Many Snowflakes Dies this time. I stamped the snowflakes in Gorgeous Grape and Fresh Freesia ink and layered them with the small detailed snowflake cropped from retired Silver Glimmer on top. The snowflake sits on the silver and white striped paper from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Paper pack. 

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designslake_Wishes

 

Project Details
Stamps Snowflake Wishes
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, Silver Glimmer (retired)
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Fresh Freesia
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, So Many Snowflakes Dies, Wintry 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite (pages 8-15) this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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